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 The shows presented here are digitized from the home recorded tapes of dedicated Bob and Ray fans. Some were produced by a person rushing to the radio, pushing the record button and holding a mike near the speaker. Others were taped fully at the time and rerecorded to edit out commercials and such later. One collector used a timer set-up and a direct connection to his tape machine. Fortunately the radio was usually tuned properly when the timer went off. These tape reels were collected and traded over the years.
  So on the episodes where a clock ticks and dish washing is clearly heard, please ignore it. Just be thankful someone did record these otherwise lost shows.

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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
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In this episode Henry Glandstone stands in for Lyle Van due to the big snow storm. The WOR Christmas tree is delivered. On the Mary Backstayge feature, Gregg brings John Simon (TWMITW) over to play his song “Gold” . You know the words so don't be afraid to sing along.  If you have a chance, please leave a review comment of how the heck you discovered "Bob and Ray for the Truly Desperate". Episode descriptions provided by Harry Wilson; 0:00 - Intro with 'studio applause', then Bob...
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From the Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate collection. Christmas Eve and Christmas day on WOR NY radio, circa1973. Enjoy a cup of Coco and some cheer as our friends gather and open presents. Then have dinner on Christmas day as they prepare for the trip to Hollywood.
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At this point in their career Bob and Ray's genius comedy  had almost left the planet.Enjoy some brownies with them, attend a radio soap opera writers meeting and then read a TV channels schedule for the day. Consider that most of their bits at this time were adlibbed. This short 1958 WNBC radio air-check is from one of R2's ARFS transcription disks which was taped to 7" reel to reel and then converted to digital format. The recordings low quality, fuzz, skips and abrupt editing makes it...
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From a tape found behind the furnace while looking for ornaments and donated by B2, this is Monday, December 17, 1973. The Station I.D.'s, commercials and background Christmas weather chatter make this a pleasant episode.  There are a few wolf-hound howls during "The Gathering Dust" that may be from a station promotion. If you know otherwise, please correct the record.  The Mary Backstayge feature has the family discussing their Christmas of the past.  If you have a chance, please...
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Bob and Ray 1957 Summer '57 AFRTS No 487  14 minutes in length Theme song-high female voice The duo visit the DIY'er Fred Falby who explains how To make your wife nylon stockings at home. Frank Sinatra sings (I won't dance with you) Bridgette Hillary and the News Dixieland music poem (sounds sort of like Arnold Stang) End tag of AFRTS over bed of military/marching band music Annotated by Calvin Saxton
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From the Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate Collection. A bit from Monitor Radio about cow lifting and one of their many radio commercials done in the 1970 to 1973 period.
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CBS radio network show 15 minutes in length. From Box 376 Side 1Track 2
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This show is from Thursday June 21st, 1973. There is some patter between Bob and Ray, an In The Gathering Dust and then coverage of the Gran Prix. On the Mary Backstayge episode Carmine joins the crew, Captain Larsen hits his head several times with the resulting personality changes.    A very unusual show. The recording here is also slightly unusual as two separate people recorded this show with one being slower on the stop button. The worst bits of both are used here 0:00  A talk on...
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Wednesday, the last day of spring.  Bob & Ray discuss newsman Henry Gladstone’s musical ability.
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Another of the amazing files from the west coast! This file is the nineth of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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  Hidden at the end of Shamrock tape number 37 – 6 right before the leader is a fascinating piece of Bob and Ray history. A note with this tape indicates the date is May 31, 1956. The theme music is “Bob Bob Bob and Ray Ray Ray” by Leona Anderson. The dialog seems to suggest this is a new incarnation of the show and may be the first episode. During the bits Leona herself makes a quiet and short appearance. I have teased out what I can of Leona’s improvised conversation. This recording...
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Bob and Ray Segments from Box X3 White Box tape X3 is an unknown collectors tape reel. There are several shows and bits of Bob and Ray on it. Those shows are from the late 1959 - 1961 CBS NBC period. Based on the hiss and whistles in the raw digitized file this appears to be a third or fourth generation tape. Between the shows on the tape is a group of bits which I present here for those of you desperate enough to enjoy such things. I have included a scan image of the boxes notes for someone to...
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Several bits of tape went into recreating this episode. If not for B2's careful cataloging it would have been impossible to place the Backstayges correctly. 0:00  Kent Lyle Birdley (Bob) introduces Bob and Ray. 1:15  Bob interviews Dr. Elmer Stapley, The Word Wizard (Ray), who educates the listeners on English usage and etymology, despite his complete lack of knowledge or insight on the subject. 5:15  Wally Ballou (Bob), running for mayor of New York City, talks about campaigning earlier in...
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This recording contains portions of the Bob and Ray Radio show on WOR New York. The recording exhibits an under layer of another radio show due to misaligned erase and recording heads. There is also evidence of badly needed degaussing of the original equipment. The editing was done "on the fly" by pushing the record button while the radio played. Many of the clips are missing the beginning or ending of the bits due to this process. My heartfelt thanks go to whoever recorded this tape....
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Another of the amazing files from the west coast! This file is the eight of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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In bed, Pops and Calvin watching TV
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Mary Backstage - Get bill from Lord Brandeshire during flight   Wednesday, September 19, 1973
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These files are hosted at the Internet Archive - https://archive.org/details/bobandraytoaster. Please go to that site.  Folks should be cautious of sites that play files but do not actually host the files. Consider why a free site wants your unattended browser session to stay open for extended lengths of time. Unknown Bob and Ray - Possibly Library Reel  Sometimes a Bob and Ray tape has no box, notes or any information to identify its contents. The file here is a portion of one of these...
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This show is from a series of Public Radio Shows recorded in the early to mid 1980's. The recording quality on this "aircheck" recordings is almost too good for the Truly Desperate Collection. 
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This recording has some patter between Bob and Ray. A seldom heard episode of "Mary Backstayge in A Tale of Two Cities" is already into act one. The taper had a slow hand on the stop button which allows us small bits of traffic and commercials. The 30 minute tape slowly deteriorates and tape crackles become frequent. The truly desperate will grasp this straw with a smile. Code pjshsf
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Bob and Ray on WHDH August 4th, 1949. From a freshly baked tape. B & R WHDH Matinee August 4, 1949 29 minute show from Norwood, Mass. The duo discuss the upcoming Bob and Ray Benefit and baseball generally and the red sox specifically. A song is dedicated to the Rhode Island listeners (organ instrumental) After an ad jingle there is the John J Ling Badwill Hour (like a Chinese Dr. IQ or similar radio answer man shows) Ad for the New Haven RailRoad A short version of the song Moonstory by...
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This show is from a series of 14 Public Radio Shows recorded in the early to mid 1980's. These do not seem to be part of the other two known groups done in the 1980's.  This show may be the first episode in this series. No one in our group here at BNRFTTD specializes in the 1980's broadcasts. If you have any  information on the correct date of creation or any other information, please post it in the forum. The recording quality on this "aircheck" recordings is almost too good for...
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Greg Marlowe has a few to many drinks and decides to phone the Queen. This has bad quality sound and was recorded from an AM broadcast during a thunders storm on April 23,1976. What more could any desperate fan of Bob and Ray want?
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Captain Larsen sees Carmine in a boat Thursday  June 14  1973
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One of the less amazing files from the west coast! This file is the seventh of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. There is little Bob and Ray content in this episode. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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 Leaving New York on the Hummingbird Express train to Seattle. Wednesday, 03/28/73  The TEAC Reel to Reel deck ran into a problem during the transcription of this tape. The tape tension motor speeds on the model A-4010S are controlled by internal resistor sliders. One of the slider contact points became loose and caused the let-out motor speed to fluctuate which resulted in intermittent voice distortion on the digitized file. Thus producing a file worthy of this venue.  There are three...
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Staying overnight   
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Webley Webster and the MacBeebee twins open the public radio show. This show, hosted on the Internet Archives Bob and Ray for the Truly Desperate , is from a series of Public Radio Shows recorded in the early to mid 1980's. The recording quality on this "aircheck" recordings is almost too good for the Truly Desperate Collection. 
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One of the Toasters runs into the StoryTeller and gets a reading
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On the Bus home, meet John Simon From Tape Box 51 Track two. Bob & Ray WOR episode #043 May 10, 1973. A partial show with the Mary Backstayge portion fairly intact. This partial file is the first meeting with critic John Simon after Westchester Furioso.  Waiting for the bus home, the gang see John Simon (TWMITW) eating.
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Capt Larsen plays clarinet Monday  June 11  1973
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Thursday, March 18, 1976 Back at hotel Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR79203191976 0:00 Roger Skibenes introduces the boys, who turn it over to Wally Ballou in Detroit interviewing Logan Driftwick, coordinator of the largest parade in the history of the world. 4:40 On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, Mary is still missing, but Calvin's deja vu has helped them find their way back to the hotel, where Greg Marlowe waits to tell them their roles in La Traviata. 8:40 Prodigy Street, a kids...
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Another of the amazing files from the west coast! This file is the third of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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Wednesday, April 14, 1976 The Backstayges are at the hotel, watching an Italian talk show. 0:00 A bit of weather and news headlines to open the show.  0:45 A rousing welcome from a very responsive studio audience.  1:20 Henrietta Wabisher of Loon River, Wisconsin discusses setting up a symphony orchestra without breaking the budget, and dealing with the ugly aftermath.  4:25 On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang relaxes in their Milan hotel room discussing their upcoming Giovanni Carsoni...
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January 9th, 1976 - WOR Episode #743 Extra credit if you can name the show this was taped over. 0:00 - 'This Place For Heroes' A dramatized account of the police (Ray) wanting shopkeeper Lloyd Mellinger (Bob) to testify against gangster Choker Gerrard. Followed by an interview with the current-day Mellinger. This episode of 'This Place For Heroes' was done almost word-for-word on the 'Bob & Ray Present The CBS Network' show that aired sixteen years earlier, on December 30th, 1959. 4:50 -...
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"Wing Po” On the Oregon Trail “ Word Wizard” “ Elmer W Lipsinger – SPY” New Airstrip “ Do it Yourself-er” Plastic Tree “ Mary Backstayge – Nobel Wife “ Call police about Harry Missing
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The Backstayge group try to catch a taxi in Rome. As close to un-listenable as a 40 year old tape can get. A small pile of oxide from the tape built up below the capstan as the tape was run.
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This episode has not yet been properly dated. Any information to help date the show is appreciated. Some hints from Harry Wilson; At 16:20, Bob and Ray mention that Helen Harkness had been in England to cover the coronation. The coronation of Queen Elizabeth took place on Tuesday June 2, 1953, so this episode would be after that date. According to The New York Times radio listings, the duo ended this program on WNBC (and, presumably, other NBC stations) in mid-September 1953, so this episode...
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Bob and Ray Music Factory May 10th 1969 This scoped air-check is marked as May 10th, 1969. The program "The Music Factory" was played by commercial and college stations. There have been several 12" records of the show found recently.
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Another of the amazing files from the west coast! This file is the sixth of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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Drive to Count Yorkash’s castle. Meet the Count
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The second file here is a more complete version of this show with partial chatter between Bob & Ray and News man Rodger Skibenes. They also interact with the traffic man, George Meade and Henry Gladstone. Several tapes went into this episode. It is almost too good for the Truly Desperate. 0:00 - The Gathering Dust (missing opening) - A visit to Miss Bessinger (Ray) from Red Boiling Springs Secret Service agent Ogen Schmidt (Bob). Is Red Boiling Springs under attack? Closes with Bob doing a...
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0:00 - After a slightly upcut opening, Mary McGoon (Ray) drops by to discuss her upcoming swim to 'Boston Light' and back. Boston Light is the lighthouse on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor, first lit in 1783. The original Boston Light (America's first lighthouse, built in 1716) suffered much damage during the American Revolution, and was finally blown up by the British in June 1776. The eight-mile marathon Boston Light Swim has been an annual tradition since 1907 (with a hiatus during...
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0:00 - A combination of the country & western tune 'Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt', written by Ted and Theda Daffan, and 'The Jones Laughing Record' by Spike Jones, followed by a brief talk from Tex (Bob) of the Smoky Valley Boys. The C&W tune seems to be the 1946 Ted Daffan's Texans' version, played at a slightly slower speed than normal, for an extra-maudlin effect that would match Tex's style. 1:40 - Introducing the show, and some questions about Bill's "wandering Buick";...
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There goes the batteries and here come the fuzz. Believe it or not this is the cleaned up version. “ The Last Frontier” Death Valley “ The Emergency Ward” Monkey Tails “ Bicentennial Celebration in Hadley Vermont” “ Mary Backstayge – Nobel Wife “ They discuss the trip to Italy
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Chatting at Moorswind. Tuesday, 09/11/1973   
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Walking the plank  Capt turns nice Wednesday  June 13  1973
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Sound quality good. Mono tape with paper leads. Commercials removed
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These files are hosted at the Internet Archive - https://archive.org/details/bobandraytoaster. Please go to that site. Mary Backstage - Not staying for free. Friday, September 14, 1973 A second file has been added to this dates show. This edited Friday episode has what some Bob and Ray fans especially enjoy, station breaks and pleasent chatter with the news staff. Bob and Ray were often breaking each other up in these weeks. The Mary Backstayge episode introduces us to the Brown Paper Bag....
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Thursday, September 1, 1949; The audio quality on this file is above the normal Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate standard of poor to unlistenable. It was transferred from a transcription disk in the collection of revered member R2. Please list as much information about these shows as possible in a review of the show. Your information will be used to update the Archive page. Thanks the users who have helped with this file. Some notes on the show. Dating Of Episode: At 18:10, Peter Gorey...
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Sea chanteys  Captain turns mean Tuesday  June 12  1973
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Friday, March 12, 1976", Looking for sight-seeing bus. Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR78803151976 0:00 Roger Skibenes, replacing Lyle Van, introduces Bob & Ray in Studio 2. 0:55 On Dining Out With Bob And Ray, Bob visits a French restaurant, Marcel's By The Sea, and pays through the nose.  Ray takes out from Old Plantation Chicken Take-Out, an antebellum restaurant combining old-fashioned charm with new-fashioned errors. 5:20 On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang...
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Mary Backstage - on the plane. Tuesday, September 18, 1973
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"Monday, March 08, 1976", 0:00 Opening the big banner show with Webley, sounding a little blue over his handiwork, playing the organ.  1:05 Bob and Ray aid the misfortunate, including misguided town crier Mr. Schempl, misguided auto shopper Mrs. Dodie Pruett, and misguided arborist Otto Blakely.  6:15 A livelier musical interlude from Webley, leading into a commercial for Kava, the acid-neutralized coffee.  Kava has no connection to the stimulant drink of the same name, made from...
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Friday September 2nd, 1949. The audio quality on this file is above the normal Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate standard of poor to unlistenable. It was transferred from a transcription disk in the collection of revered member R2. Please list as much information about these shows as possible in a review of the show. Your information will be used to update the Archive page. Thank the users who have helped with this file. Some notes on the show. Dating Of Episode: At the 18 minute mark,...
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Another of the amazing files from the west coast! This file is the fourth of a group of digitized shows received at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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Told by Lacoco they are going to Villa Bagatelli Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR15810171973
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Tuesday, April 13, 1976 The Backstayge gang watches television. Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR81004141976 0:00 Introducing the show, with some discussion of the WOR studios.  0:55 The Bob & Ray Beg Your Pardon feature, a few moments set aside to atone for airing misinformation and ruining lives.  4:05 On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang discusses their upcoming televisione appearance, and catches some familiar televisione shows in their Milano hotel room.  7:55...
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Sound quality good. Mono tape with paper leads. Commercials removed CBS radio network show 14 minutes in length. Audience member in a gorilla suit wants to sing. A troublemaker in the audience. An ad for CBS phonographs. Wally Ballou reports from Idlewild Airport. Salute to the Honor Society is cancelled as the city name is lost . Circus act - Flaming Bombadine who gets shot out of a cannon in the circus, wants to be shot out of a garbage can in the studio. Appearance by the great Bob and Ray...
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These files are hosted at the Internet Archive - https://archive.org/details/bobandraytoaster. Please go to that site.  Folks should be cautious of sites that play files but do not actually host the files. Consider why a free site wants your unattended browser session to stay open for extended lengths of time. Friday Show Full Goodbye Song. Now you too can exit the building in style.
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Another amazing find from the west coast! This file is the second of a group of digitized shows recently received here at The House of Toast. There is little information about the contents or original broadcast. Please post a comment or send us an email if you have any information about it.
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Friday, April 09, 1976 The Finale of La Traviata and the curtain gets stuck. Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR80804121976 0:00 Opening the show, then a simple test to see if you're qualified to be commander-in-chief.  3:30 On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang's performance of La Traviata finally reaches what may be its final finale.  7:20 Webley Webster plays a timely tune on the WOR studio organ.  8:45 Some negative advertising from Midas Muffler.  9:45 On The Gathering...
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Monday, April 12, 1976 Back at the hotel after the opera, the gang talks show talk. Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR80904131976 0:00 News headlines, then opening the show; Webley Webster drops by and discusses daffodils and tomatoes.  1:35 More tales of woe from random visitors to New York; their misery is assuaged by fabulous and ironically inappropriate prizes.  6:05 An abbreviated commercial for beer, followed by Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife.  Today, Mary is upset by her...
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Mary Backstage - Riding horses at fox hunt. Wednesday, September 12, 1973
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Taxi driver is in disguise- turns out to be Lacoco.
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Friday, March 05, 1976 0:00  Opening the Friday show with Herman Leptoff's rebuttal to a Bob & Ray editorial on Bulgarian immigrants. 4:25  On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang arrives at their Genoa hotel on their way to Milan, and orders dinner, wine, and ketchup from a pre-recorded waiter. 8:20  Bob reads a reassuring commercial for Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks. 9:20  Squad Car 119, brought to you by Einbinder Flypaper.  Tonight, a hair-raising tale of changing large bills at a...
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This is tape segment one from Box 40 Side 1 Track 1. Minutes 33 to 60. The date is unknown. It may be from the tape commonly known as Library Reel 2. If you have any means of identifying this selection please post it in a review. Track one been split into three sections and some hiss reduction has been applied. Episode annotation by Harry Wilson: From 12:45 onward, this seems to be the first sixteen minutes of ‘Library Reel 02’: Episode annotation by Harry Wilson: 0:00 - Bob interviews two...
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Mary Backstage - Following Fox hunt, ordering breakfast. Thursday, September 13, 1973
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Mr and Mrs Broadway show, Dramatic scene with Mary and Vincent Price. Monday, 08/20/1973 0:00 - The closing moments of the 'Mr. & Mrs. Broadway' television show interview with Vincent Price. 1:15 - Mary does a scene from the play 'The Governor's Son' with Mr. Price. While that is the real Vincent Price that we hear, he was not in the studio with Bob and Ray. What we hear is Price’s record from the Co-Star series of albums (subtitled 'The Record Acting Game'), which feature Hollywood stars...
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Wednesday, April 07, 1976 The end of Act 2 drives Greg to drink and perform in the opera. 0:00 - Introducing and planning the show, then some lovely music from Webley Webster introducing the show 'Bankruptcy'.  Today, Willard Huffer is hoping to sell 150 trolley cars in order to remain solvent. 4:10 - As we join Mary Backstayge, the second act of La Traviata nears its end, as does Greg Marlowe's sobriety. 7:55 - The Orderlies (likely based on the 1970-1971 series 'The Interns'), brought to you...
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This is tape segment three from Box 40 Side 1 Track 1. Minutes 62 to 95. The date is unknown. It may be from the tape commonly known as Library Reel 2. If you have any means of identifying this selection please post it in a review. Track one been split into three sections and some hiss reduction has been applied. This annotation for the third section is by Harry Wilson 1:00 - A short talk with, and a Father's Day song from, Claude R. 'Yogi' Hathaway (Ray); Claude recites 'Listen Dad, With All...
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Mr and Mrs Broadway show, Weather map, Mary rips skirt, Kent stops by.    Thursday, 08/23/1973 Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR120082473
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Tuesday, March 16, 1976 Looking for Mary in a restaurant Next Episode: https://archive.org/details/BnR79003171976 0:00 Welcoming the listeners to the cozy studio, then The Bob & Ray I Beg Your Pardon show. Bob and Ray apologize to Otto Lurdwood for identifying him as the head of a New Haven counterfeiting ring. 4:50 On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang continues to search for Mary, who has mysteriously vanished in the backstreets of Milan, then they have lunch. 8:45 Anxiety, with host...
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Thursday, March 11, 1976 In La Scala opera house, testing their voices 0:00 Roger Skibenes introduces the boys, who give a rundown of the show coming up. 0:50 Victims of misfortune who are visiting New York, including a man whose daughter has dug her way to China, a woman who is trying to reach the Amazon jungle, and a man hoping to increase his personal value on the New York Stock Exchange. 5:40 A commercial for Barney's International House (of fashion, not pancakes). 6:40 On Mary Backstayge,...
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